35th SBEC 2019

35th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2019

February 22-24, 2019

Thad Cochran Center

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Program Chair

Dr. Amol Janorkar
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Phone: 601-984-6170

Program Co-Chairs
Dr. Ibrahim Farah
Jackson State University
Phone: 601-

Dr.  Pradip Biswas
Tougaloo College
Phone: 601-977-7788

Submission and Notifications Deadlines

Abstract Submission will open on August 1, 2018

(If you have not heard back from us, regarding your abstract- please email mtucci@umc.edu)

Paper Submission is now open and will close on January 5th, 2019 (11:59 PM EST USA).  See paper template link below.

   SBEC 2019 Program

To register for the conference, please click here- the link under conference registration below. You will be taken to Oxford Abstracts where you will need to register an account if you have not already done so for abstract submission. Once registered, log in to your account and follow the prompts.

August 1, 2018:  Abstract submission opens

November 1, 2018: Abstract submission closes

November 22, 2018: Notification of Abstract Acceptance & Invitation to Submit a 4 page Paper (optional to authors/the SBEC program review committee will review all submitted full-length manuscripts).

January 5, 2019: Submission of Manuscripts Closes (11:59 PM EST USA)

January 15, 2019: Notification of Acceptance of Full-length Manuscripts

Registration Fees*


Registration Fees



January 20, 2019


January 20, 2019

Investigators registration fee for SBEC $280 $375
Student registration fee for SBEC $190 $225
Companion Fee $150 $150
Combined regular registration fee for SBEC and discounted MAS* meetings $360 $470
Combined student registration fee for SBEC and discounted MAS* meetings $220 $275
Combined regular registration fee for SBEC and discounted MAS* life members $330 $440
*MAS registration included complementary one year membership    


If you are attending both the MAS and the SBEC and need a combined MAS/SBEC invoice please email mtucci@umc.edu


Registration is now open and can be accessed by clicking the link below


Abstract Format
Title in capital bold letters, centered in size 14.
Author(s) and Affiliation(s) with complete mailing address, centered in size 12. Body of the abstract (limited a maximum of 18 lines only), single spaced, text only (no figures, photographs or tables) should be typed in size 12 font using Microsoft Word. It should be right and left justified and fit on 8 ½ x 11-inch paper with one inch margins. The preferred way is to submit your abstract via the website.  You can also  e-mail a copy of your abstract to Dr. Michelle Tucci at mtucci@umc.edu or Dr. Ham Benghuzzi at hbenghuzzi@umc.edu. In your e-mail or cover letter, please identify the corresponding author with complete mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address and indicate if you are a graduate student (MS, PhD). resident or fellow.

Peer Review Criteria for SBEC Papers
Abstracts and manuscripts submitted to the SBEC are subject to a series of steps, which lead to the acceptance of manuscripts for publication or rejection. The abstracts submitted to SBEC are sorted into different categories by an organizational committee. Then the conference chairs appoint appropriate reviewers for the abstracts from the program committee as well as experts in those specified disciplines. The senior authors of the accepted abstracts are notified and invited to submit a full-length manuscript (Submission of manuscripts is optional), as well as to present the findings at the annual meeting. Upon receipt of the full-length manuscript, the conference chair assigns at least four reviewers for each paper to evaluate the originality and novelty of the research (Scores: 1=Rejection, 2= Modification by Program Committee, 3 = Acceptable, 4= Very Good Paper, and 5 = Excellent Work). Accepted manuscripts are considered refereed papers under the umbrella of “accept or reject,” meaning there is no communications with the authors for major revisions (minor revisions are allowed at the conference chairs discretion). All the accepted /papers will be published in a Vol 55 (1) Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation.  The abstracts  will be published in an archival book entitled Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments that will be available at the meeting.